1 Blessed is the onea
and who meditatesj on his law day and night.
which yields its fruitn in season
and whose leafo does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.p
They are like chaffq
that the wind blows away.
nor sinners in the assemblyt of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches overu the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.v
1 Why do the nations conspirea
and the peoples plotw in vain?
2 The kingsx of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed,y saying,
3 “Let us break their chainsz
and throw off their shackles.”a
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his angerd
and terrifies them in his wrath,e saying,
6 “I have installed my kingf
He said to me, “You are my son;i
today I have become your father.j
the ends of the earthm your possession.
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;q
be warned, you rulersr of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fears
12 Kiss his son,v or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrathw can flare up in a moment.
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.z
How many rise up against me!
3 But you, Lord, are a shieldb around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.c
4 I call out to the Lord,d
and he answers me from his holy mountain.e
5 I lie down and sleep;f
I wake again,g because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fearh though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.i
7 Arise,j Lord!
Deliver me,k my God!
Strikel all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teethm of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.n
May your blessingo be on your people.